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‘La’ Covid-19: How coronavirus has affected the French language

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

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In this week’s French Connections show, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula continue to explore the long-term impact coronavirus is having on French society, starting with the language. According to the Académie française, the official guard dog of the French language, Covid-19 is feminine. What other new words and expressions have popped up in the wake of the pandemic? Meanwhile, as cafés and restaurants cautiously re-open, many French people are thrilled to return to a semblance of normalcy.

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